Wine and Punishment

Wine and Punishment Review

In the first in an engaging new mystery series from USA Today bestselling author Sarah Fox, the owner of a charming literary pub finds her fresh start on the rocks thanks to a case of murder.
 
Booklover Sadie Coleman knows that in life, as in fiction, the right setting can make a world of difference. The small town of Shady Creek, Vermont, seems like the perfect place to start over after losing her Boston job to a merger and her relationship to her ex’s gambling addiction. She’s bought and redecorated the old grist mill pub, transforming the Inkwell into a cozy spot where tourists and regulars alike can enjoy a pint or a literary-themed cocktail, or join one of several book clubs.
 
Little by little, Sadie is adjusting to the rhythms of her new home. Fall in Shady Creek is bookmarked by the much-anticipated Autumn Festival, complete with a pumpkin catapult competition and pie bake-off. Unfortunately, the season also brings an unwelcome visitor—Sadie’s ex, Eric, who’s angling for a second chance . . .
 
Before Sadie can tell Eric to leave, he’s found dead near the Inkwell. When the local antique shop catches fire on the same night, it’s clear the town is harboring at least one unsavory character. Now, with her Aunt Gilda, her friend Shontelle, and the pub’s patrons all in the mix, Sadie must uncover the truth . . . before a killer declares last call.

Title:Wine and Punishment

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  • Carrie

    Wine and Punishment by Sarah Fox is the first book in the new cozy Literary Pub Mystery series. The setting for this series is just as it may sound, a Literary Pub owned by booklover Sadie Coleman who...

  • Gail C.

    Wine and Punishment is the first book in a proposed new cozy series from author Sarah Fox. In this series, Sadie Coleman is picking up the pieces from a job loss and a broken relationship by buying a...

  • Linda

    Sarah Fox's first Literary Pub Mystery was sheer enjoyment! Protagonist Sadie Coleman is my kind of sleuth--smart, courageous, and a wee bit nosy. The book's Vermont setting warmed my heart, and each ...

  • Peggy R

    I am a fan of this author's Pancake House Mystery so when I read that she had a new series coming out centered around a pub with a literary theme I was intrigued. I thought this was a solid start to a...

  • Tari

    This was seriously so good I could barely put it down. I did manage to squeeze in the time to read it all in one day. I really loved this first in a new series, and I'm already anxious to read the nex...

  • JoAn

    Wine and Punishment by Sarah Fox is the first in a new cozy mystery series and has one of the most unique settings of any that I have read this year. Sadie Coleman has moved to Shady Creek, Vermont an...

  • Patty

    Wine and Punishment by Sarah Fox is the 1st book in Literary Pub Mystery, and a great start. Sadie Coleman loves books, and she is happy about a new beginning in Shady Creek, Vermont, where she bought...

  • Lisa Morin

    I loved the idea of a literary pub. The story was well written and the mystery itself kept me guessing until the end.Sadie is a fun, likeable character who I am looking forward to getting to know.I re...

  • Nicole

    I really enjoyed this first book in Sarah Fox's new Literary Pub Mystery series. Wine and Punishment takes place at a literary pub - a pub with books, how clever is that?!?! I love, love, love the ide...

  • Betty

    The first book of a new series from an author I enjoy. It is an easy read and the writing flows smoothly. However, I never attached to the characters. I didn't think much of the protagonist, Sadie Col...